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Music profile

Under the influence: Gene Ruley

Gene Ruley, stalwart of Tucson's music scene for decades, died overnight. Here's a glance back at some of his work, courtesy of this 2010 profile.... Read more»

Is European EMI breakup a death-knell for indie music?

The EU is moving closer to major record-label dominance, which might be good for big business, but it's bad for fans, artists and the industry as a whole, critics say.... Read more»

Festival en el Barrio

Tickets on sale for annual Calexico/KXCI street party

Calexico will bring their desert sound home to Tucson to benefit KXCI when they headline the Festival en el Barrio on April 7. A limited number of $15 tickets are now on sale.... Read more»

From punk rock to techno, alternative music surges in Mexico

Alternative Latin music is making new strides into the U.S., with Mexican bands packing venues from coast to coast. The strength of alternative Mexican music on both sides of the Rio Grande attests to sweeping changes in the two nations in the last decade.... Read more»

Weekend Preview: Boycott this! edition

There is a definite air of civic engagement in the programming offerings of clubs and arts organizations this week, as well as a commitment to the unique cultural hybrid that is Tucson. If the 24-hour news cycle portrayal of your community has made you despair of late, the perfect remedy is a visit to some of these choice weekend events. Boycott your television and embrace some local culture.... Read more»

Under the influence: Gabriel Sullivan

Gabriel Sullivan is one of the hardest-working musicians in Tucson. If you have seen local live music in the last year or so, chances are good you have seen Sullivan onstage. Now, he prepares to debut his composition for string quartet at Chamberlab I.... Read more»

Music preview

The Shondes bring collectivist queercore to Plush on Thursday

In Yiddish, a "shonde" is a harm, a shame, a disgrace. In indie rock, The Shondes are a queer folk/punk quartet from Brooklyn, and their second full-length effort, "My Dear One," is nothing to be ashamed of. ... Read more»

Music preview

Local Natives play Solar Culture on Tuesday

The Local Natives' debut album "Gorilla Manor" (Frenchkiss Records) is in most music snobs' highest rotation lately, and tonight, the band will grace the smallest, best-sounding venue they are likely to encounter for a very long time. ... Read more»

Music fest preview

Muse, Silversun Pickups raise the bar for KFMA Day

On Sunday, Tucson alt-rock FM kings, 92.1 KFMA host their yearly festival at the Pima County Fairgrounds. ... Read more»

Music profile

Musician Mark Growden finds his bearings

On the heels of his newest and finest release to date, "Saint Judas," musician Mark Growden arrived in Tucson to practice new songs with a Tucson ensemble, and to play a pair of shows at The Screening Room this weekend. They are simply not to be missed, by longtime fans or uninitiated music buffs.... Read more»

Arts preview

Weekend preview: Easter weekend

Plan your three-day weekend with the Sentinel. In addition to the KXCI Festival en el Barrio Viejo and the 28th Tucson Poetry Festival, there is plenty to do in Tucson this weekend.... Read more»1

Weekend preview

Capital Vices: Seven deadly awesome weekend events

It would be a sin to miss this weekend's events in Tucson. Below find seven promising options.... Read more»1